Size: 5.5 x 54
Binder and Filler: Honduran
Strength: High Medium to Low Full
Behind The Stick:
We all know about General Cigars – and if you don’t I suggest you take a few to educate yourself. Not always the ‘best’ cigar on the table but most if not all of us have met the die hard fans. Some have said some pretty negative things about them but along with other lines such as La Gloria, Punch and the recently purchased CAO – they have a large following who are as devoted and loyal as they come. This cigar actually was inspired by a readers comment – that I didn’t have enough Punch cigars reviewed on the site and that I should get this one in as soon as possible! Well – let this be proof I listen to the readers! Onto the review.
P.S. had to borrow pictures – forgot to photograph before I finished the review.
What a damn good looking – although rustic smoke! A pretty dark, decently veiny and slightly bumpy cigar just feels like a rock in my hand. The cigar is not out of balance but you can tell this thing is just packed with tobacco. Evenly packed from head to foot – yes it has a few bumps to it but its not that ‘hard’ or ‘soft’ spot type bumps – I’m getting pretty interested.
From the get go, a heavy but pleasant pepper spice cooked your taste buds while an overall Earth flavor maintains the foothold through varying intensities of the pepper. This combo is pretty much the cigar – the 2nd third leading to a few coffee notes and just a hint of wood ( cedar maybe? ) in the background.
This is not a complex cigar, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – not every cigar has to leave you in amazement and a bit confused. This cigar was excellent paired with a beer and delivers just enough of a dramatic flavor change to keep you intrigued but not so complex that you need to remove yourself from the conversation and focus on your cigar. This is a little higher on the price range of ‘yard gar’ but fits right within that delivery range. I would smoke these again, and hell – I’d even pick up a 5 pack but I’d wait for the deals to come around and grab them in the sub 5.00 range if you can. If you have had a chance to enjoy some of the Punch Gran Puro’s – let me know your thoughts!
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